April Stone:Weaving the Black Ash Handbag Basket

Date(s) - October 21, 2019 - October 24, 2019
12:00 am

North House Folk School

500 Highway 61 West
Grand Marais

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The course will start with an in-depth discussion of the harvesting process, including log pounding and material storage.  From there, students will try their hand at splitting using two techniques: hands and a “splitting brake,” followed by prepping our pre-selected raw materials using sharp knives, scissors and a slitting gauge. Students will construct the rim system, prep thicker splint for handles, and finally, wrap the handles with choice splint.

Note: this project requires some hand strength to complete.

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